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Gilt Groupe Reviews

Updated June 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Extremely fast paced and a lot can be learned while in your role (in 17 reviews)

  • One of the good benefits is the employee discount although its restricted from the really really good stuff (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • I think the one thing that stands out is the lack of work life balance in all areas of the organization (in 19 reviews)

  • Little room for growth and no work life balance (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Assistant Buyer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gilt Groupe full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun co-workers, employee discount, unlimited vacation days

    Cons

    Inconsistent management, low morale, chaotic atmosphere, low pay

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in your employees


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Greatest ship ever to sink..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gilt Groupe full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing people (mostly), great benefits, formerly innovative

    Cons

    Disappointing executive team overall, overemphasis on MBAs, occasionally toxic culturally

    Advice to Management

    Company has since been sold and all management is pretty much gone - but in your future jobs, remember and embrace that people are your greatest asset - listen to them, let them make decisions, find freshness and focus your priorities. And don't spend money unnecessarily.


  3. "What Used To Be.."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Copy Writer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Copy Writer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible time off, creative people, nice office locations

    Cons

    The corporate culture that made Gilt what it was was lost when the company was acquired by HBC, a lot of empty promises have been made, not very competitive pay, very clique-y

    Advice to Management

    Take a second to reflect on what used to make employees so excited to come to this office in the morning and get us back to that.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Was fun while it lasted"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gilt Groupe full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart people, great discounts, nice office, great technology and infrastructure.

    Cons

    All the fun reasons that made the company great are gone. Lot of arrogant self serving managers that don't stay around and see things through.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let HBC run Gilt, keep and embrace the original culture.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Merchandising Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandising Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Merchandising Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gilt Groupe full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Young Company with a lot of cool benefits, like endless vacation, sponsored events and great discounts. That's about it.

    Cons

    Overwhelmingly understaffed. Work Life balance does not exist. People above you do whatever they want, when they want, and you are a bottom feeder. No one helps you grow internally here if it's not directly benefiting themselves.

    Advice to Management

    I could write a novel.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Outbound Supervisor in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Outbound Supervisor in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gilt Groupe full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, great employee discounts, time off

    Cons

    Unorganized, supervisors have no authority, micromanaged constantly, long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Let supervisors help more with supervision duties


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Operations & Merchandising"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good culture, flexible work hours, unlimited vacation.

    Cons

    Poor work life balance, low pay, ineffective executive leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention on what is slowing the business down internally instead of being focused on customer acquisition.


  8. "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gilt Groupe (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Exciting, ever-changing, cutting edge, luxury.

    Cons

    As it moved fast there was a lot of missed communication amongst the offices.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Merchandising Assistant Role"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandising Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Merchandising Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Young, hip, fun culture. Open enviroment

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, understaffed across departments.


  10. "IT Support/Asset Management/Corporate Liability"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Asset Manager/Corporate Liability/IT Support in Staten Island, NY
    Former Employee - Asset Manager/Corporate Liability/IT Support in Staten Island, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gilt Groupe (More than a year)

    Pros

    Calm environment. Exposed to lots of new technology.

    Cons

    Seems there is no clear direction from top management.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your good people more money


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